May 10, 2012
Seems obviously Obama Controlled newspaper Washington Post created an untrue story about Romney and bullying that never happened just in time for Team Obama to use it (to vilify Romney) as part of the Obama’s calculated announcement of Obama’s personal support of gay marriage. This 17-page fabricated story by the Washington Post should be a good warning of what we are in for this upcoming election season. Team Obama and their government controlled media minions obviously will say and do anything to make their point regardless of the truth. This should worry anyone and everyone who loves America and respects the Constitution and values any type of decency.
When we get to the point that the press cannot be trusted to do their job, tell the and are controlled by the government, the loss of freedom is right around the corner! The only way to correct that is to cancel your subscription and stop buying and reading the papers, magazines, or watching the news programs who do and have lied. The Washington Post (as well as Team Obama) has just proved again that they can’t be trusted or believed. How about a few of these news sources start by honestly vetting the President, which they didn’t do in 2008.
by Stephan Tawney on May 10, 2012
Ashley Parker of the New York Times has a statement from the family of John Lauber, the man the Washington Post claimed Mitt Romney bullied in high school. She tweets:
From John Lauber’s family, the bullied victim in WaPo story: “We are aggrieved that John would be used to further a political agenda.”
Also from John Lauber’s family: “The portrayal of John is factually incorrect,” but they would not elaborate on how it was inaccurate.
This comes after one source for the story, a man the Washington Post says has “long been bothered” by the incident, said he wasn’t even present and had no idea it had happened until the Post contacted him.
It’s increasingly clear that the Washington Post either misreported or simply lied about the story in an attempt to hurt the Romney campaign. Someone needs to be held accountable by the newspaper.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post is quietly airbrushing passages in the story.
Washington Post Caught Making
Sh!t Up Again
Remember when Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was looking like a viable candidate?
Oh God, please don’t remind me…I’m almost over it….
Yeah, sorry about this Rick, but it’s gotta be done. Just as Perry was getting his campaign moving the Washington Post decided this would be a perfect time to dredge up some useless fact from decades in the past about a piece of land the Perry family leased to hunt on that had this big rock with a racial slur painted on it.
The MSM spent over a week flogging the story to death from coast to coast despite the fact that if you looked at the details you would notice:
1. The Perry family only leased a part of the land, they did not own it, it did not belong to them.
2. They did not paint the offensive slur on the rock.
3. The rock was painted over long ago.
But this apparently was the only way the MSM could tie ‘Rick Perry’ and the word ‘N***r’ together in the same sentence and hey, you have to work with what you get. So we got days ‘n days of outrageous OUTRAGE!!! over this LAND THAT THE PERRY FAMILY OWNED where they had PAINTED THIS TERRIBLE WORD n stuff!
Today the Washington Post thought it would be a great idea to look back into Mitt Romney’s school days way back in 1965 at some pranks he did as a kid.
There are several real problems with that article, but thus far here’s the main one that has developed over this particular passage about a prank where Romney cut another student’s hair:
Click for larger image of Stu White being troubled for years by Lauber incident
Click for larger image showing WaPo reporter Jason Horowitz to be a lying hack
OOPS! Retracto, the Amazing Retraction Alpaca at Big Journalism has contacted WaPo reporter Jason Horowitz to ask ‘Hey Dude, WTF?!’:
Waiting to see if a retraction/correction occurs. Stay tuned!
When I checked the WaPo article again at 9:40 pm CST, it has now been changed to read this way:
Nowhere in the article does the Washington Post admit they have made a retraction/correction to the news story.
UPDATE II: ….and the story just keeps falling apart:
Now one of Lauber’s sisters says she had no knowledge whatsoever of any bullying incident: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/sister-of-alleged-romney-target-has-no-knowledge-of-any-bullying-incident/#.T6yUKQh3n2E.twitter
Retracto the Correction Alpaca is back from vacation, tanned (as much as any alpaca can be), rested, and is taking up the case. He/her/it is going to be working overtime in the coming months.
Posted by Ed Driscoll at 11:37 pm
Thought for the day: When Republicans change their mind they are flip-floppers. When Democrats change their mind they are evolving.
When reporters misreport they are liars or traitors.
So… Does WaPo Know Obama Shoved a Little Girl? Where is that ‘true’ story?
Obama admits: yeah, I bullied a little girl
The press dutifully dug up a story (a mostly false story) that Mitt Romney used to bully gay kids when he was a teenager – but they failed, once again, to read Barack Obama’s own memoir, Dreams from My Father. In it, he explicitly describes bullying a young girl and shoving her to the ground. Is this a composite of all the women he’s beaten in his life? Get the full story.